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Record typhoons, biblical floods, heat waves, landslides and earthquakes: This summer, Japan really has seen it all, and images of the destruction have been beamed around the world. And while world-class infrastructure and high-tech warning systems means the death toll and damage is generally lower ...
Japan's ultramodern conveniences, its bullet trains, automated ticketing systems and smart homes work just fine — until the power goes out. The blackout across the entire northern island of Hokkaido after a powerful earthquake struck early Thursday showed the weak link in all that technology. The ...